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SOUTH ST. LOUIS (KMOV) — A south St. Louis father is searching for answers almost a month after his 16-year-old son with autism was shot and killed.

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Jermar Russell said his son Trevon was swinging at Mt. Pleasant Park the afternoon of August 2. Officers responded to the park at 4461 Michigan Avenue around 2 p.m. to find Trevon suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to the hospital where he later died.

“That’s my only son, I’ll never have another first born son. He was almost a man,” said Jermar.

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A few weeks after the incident, police released video of a female inside a convenience store near Arsenal Street and Lemp Avenue. While officers said they do not have any suspects, they are calling her a person of interest. Trevon’s father is hoping anyone that knows her will come forward.

“I need justice, I can’t just let this go,” said Jermar

Anyone with information is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477.

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